Rural landscape in Africa
22 October 2019

Food security: France launches new international strategy

More than two billion people are currently food insecure, which is more than a quarter of the world’s population. France’s new strategy to counter this scourge is in line with the United Nations’ "Zero Hunger" goal.
 
On Tuesday 22 October 2019, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, opened the launch event for France’s new international strategy for food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, in the presence of Laurent Thomas, Deputy Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, representatives of the World Food Programme, the Ivory Coast government, representatives of the State, the research community, civil society and the media.

More than two billion people are currently food insecure, which is more than a quarter of the world’s population. These people do not have regular access to enough safe and nutritious food. Rural and agricultural populations in developing countries, notably in Sub-Saharan Africa, are particularly affected.

In response to this issue, France underscores its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: "Zero Hunger" by 2030. The new strategy aims to focus France’s international development efforts for the period 2019-2024 along these lines, in particular through:
  • support for more sustainable and nutritious food and agricultural systems,
  • the development of agriculture which is economically, socially and environmentally effective.
 

G7 development declarations

Education and international development - Gender at the Center Initiative - G5 Sahel communiqué - Financing for sustainable develo... [Read more]
5 July 2019